Implementing Packaging and Testing work flows in ConfigMgr 2012 using Role Based Access

Hi, my name is Dharmendra Thotakura. I am an engineer at Microsoft, and I specialize in Configuration Manager Application Management, Application Catalog, Role Based Access and User Device Affinity.  For my first post on this System Center in Action blog, I am going to share some of our experiences with System Center 2012 Configuration Manager Role…

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Register for this Webcast to hear how Microsoft is Deploying Configuration Manager 2012

Bryan Allen and Mike DeGooyer will be presenting on Thursday, November 10th about their deployment experience in Microsoft IT with Configuration Manager 2012.  They’ve gotten beyond 150,000 clients on Configuration Manager 2012 – over half of the 280,000 clients managed at Microsoft using Configuration Manager. You can register at this link here:  https://msevents.microsoft.com/CUI/EventDetail.aspx?EventID=1032498174&Culture=en-US You can also…


Forefront Deployment at Energizer

Energizer, one of the customers we manage, had a case study written about them recently regarding their Forefront deployment. They included some thoughts around Forefront Signatures as well as ease of deployment. One of the key subject matter experts from the MPSD side of this deployment, Satish Petwe, works in this organization. After reading the case study,…


Running a Service Delivery Organization…..

Hi folks, I am Arun Chengi and I manage a team of very talented individuals who work tirelessly in delivering various software delivery services at Microsoft and to several external customers we manage.  I have been in the IT industry for nearly 20 years and been in Microsoft over 6+ years. The organization I am…

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Configuration Manager 2012 Exchange Connector Implementation in Microsoft IT

Hi all, I am Karthik Jayavel and I work in MPSD on Settings Management (Desired Configuration Management), Power Management and Mobile Device Management. In this blog entry we are going to walk through the implementation of Exchange Connector feature. Before System Center Configuration Manager (Configuration Manager) 2012, Microsoft IT did not manage mobile devices using…

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Help Shape the Future of Windows Intune

Our team provides operations for the Windows Intune Platform and also provides front-line support for customers using Windows Intune. You can say we’re partial to seeing some great customers influencing the future of cloud-based IT management and security.  Are you from a company of 5,000+ desktops?  Interested in cloud-based IT management and security? If so, read the post here for…


Monitoring Applications Using System Center Operations Manager

Watch this presentation to hear how the team uses System Center Operations Manager to monitor www.microsoft.com as well as other large websites. Brian Copps walks through working with the application development team, Azure monitoring, integration into Service Manager, as well as other best practices – http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/edge/how-microsoft-monitors-more-efficiently-with-system-center-operations-manager-2007-r2.aspx  


Opalis @ Microsoft

Interested in how Microsoft is using Opalis?  Join this IT Showcase webcast live to hear from two folks on this team that are using Opalis to automate some of the patching process on the client side and in the datacenter.  Charlie Satterfield & Jim Britt will walk through the key scenarios that Opalis is being used…